Does everyone in your country speak the same dialect of Arabic?
Are there any differences in speaking styles between urban and rural areas, regions, social classes, religions, or generations?
This is part one in the series “Arabs Say…” featuring Arabic speakers from around the Arab world who gives their views on their language and how it is used today. Of course, we should keep in mind that these are personal views and do not represent the views of everyone in their countries. Still, we can learn a lot about the overall linguistic situation and some commonalities and regional differences.
Participants answered the questions in English. Minor edits have been made for grammar and punctuation, as well a for conciseness and clarity without changing the message or meaning intended.